2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Georgia (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Event Previews
- Live Stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Live Results
Kathleen Baker posted the 7th-fastest swim in history to win the NCAA championship in the 200 yard backstroke tonight, swimming the event in 1:48.44 (53.22/55.22). With that time, she now holds two of top 10 performances in history.
Alexia Zevnik took second in 1:49.09, which makes her the 5th-fastest performer in history. Kentucky freshman Asia Seidt also earned herself a place on the top 10 list, swimming a 1:49.63 on Saturday for the 10th spot.
Baker and Zevnick were neck-and-neck throughout the race, but Baker took her lead on the final wall with an enormous underwater to win the race.
All Time Top Performers: Women’s 200 Back
- Elizabeth Pelton– 1:47.84
- Missy Franklin- 1:47.91
- Kathleen Baker– 1:48.33 (Pac-12s)
- Gemma Spofforth- 1:48.34
- Alexia Zevnik– 1:49.09
- Courtney Bartholomew- 1:49.35
- Janet Hu– 1:49.36
- Natalie Coughlin- 1:49.52
- Asia Seidt– 1:49.63
The 200 back was Baker’s third individual title of the meet. She won the 200 IM in 1:51.69 and the 100 back in 49.84. In addition, she was a member of Cal’s silver medal winning 800 free relay on Wednesday.